Dear MySQL and PHP users,
The first preview version of PDO_MYSQLND for PHP has been released.
PDO_MYSQLND is a new driver for PDO (PHP Data Objects) which can be used
to connect to the MySQL Server 4.1 and newer. PDO is a data-access
abstraction layer for PHP.
You can download PDO_MYSQLND from the MySQL Forge download page at
The new PDO_MYSQLND driver is a drop-in replacement for the PDO_MYSQL
driver. PDO_MYSQL is developed and maintained by the community.
PDO_MYSQLND is based on the MySQL native driver for PHP (mysqlnd). The
MySQL native driver for PHP is an optimized drop-in replacement for the
MySQL client library (libmysql). The MySQL native driver for PHP has
proven its compatibility, stability and excellent performance as an
optional backend library of the MySQL flagship PHP Connector ext/mysqli.
PDO_MYSQLND inherits all benefits of the MySQL native driver for PHP:
* The development is licensed under the terms of the PHP license to
prevent any license issues.
* On the C-level, mysqlnd uses many of the proven and stable PHP
* The backend library (mysqlnd) of PDO_MYSQLND is contained in the PHP
5.3 source tree. There is no longer a need to link any external
libraries. Thus you neither need to install the MySQL client library to
compile PDO with MySQL Support nor do you need to take care of versions.
* Compiling has been made easier.
The preview version of PDO_MYSQLND will compile on Linux only and it
supports PHP 5.3 only. Future versions will be available for all
platforms supported by PHP. PDO_MYSQLND supports all functions of
PDO_MYSQL but PDOStatement::nextrowset().
Like with ext/mysqli, we plan to support both the MySQL native driver
(mysqlnd) and the MySQL client library (libmysql) as backend libraries
in future versions of PDO_MYSQLND.
We do not recommend using the preview release in production
environments. We kindly ask users and developers to try it out and
provide us with feedback, bug reports, bug fixes, patches, etc. To
discuss PDO_MYSQLND, please use our PHP Forum at
http://forums.mysql.com/list.php?52. You may also subscribe to the MySQL
PHP mailing list which is available at http://lists.mysql.com/php .
More information is available on the projects wiki page at
Ulf Wendel - Senior Software Engineer
MySQL GmbH, Dachauer Str.37, D- 80335 München, www.mysql.com
Geschäftsführer: Kaj Arnö - HRB München 162140
|• The first PDO_MYSQLND preview is available!||Ulf Wendel||16 Apr|